Innovation in Academia
The Europe awards will be presented at a ceremony in Rome on Wednesday 4 April - register online. We will recognise the achievements of our North American winners during our Kent in LA weekend.
Winners of the Innovation in Academia Awards in Europe and North America
Professor at the Institute of Medical Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilian University. His research focus is chronobiology, with a particular emphasis on the impact of light on circadian rhythms, and 'social jetlag' in humans - that work or school schedules are often very different from the biological timing of an individual's circadian clock.
Read moreTill Roenneberg's research profile
Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). She is a global hate crime expert and a leading author who 'cultivates a society of education and victim support'.
Read more about Barbara Perry
Professor of Human Ecology at Lund University. His primary research interest is the cultural and political dimensions of human-environmental relations in past and present societies, particularly from the perspective of world-system analysis.
Read more about Alf Hornborg
Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the University of Grongingen. He leads a research programme which aims to generate a system-level understanding of (microbial) metabolism, for which he uses budding yeast as a model. Part of this endeavour is also to unravel the metabolic changes during aging.
Read more about Matthias Heinemann
Professor of History (Modern Europe) at Pennsylvania State University. A social and cultural historian of modern Europe with an interest in the First World War, civilian experiences of war, war and memory, urban history, and the middle classes.
Read moreSophie's profile at Penn State
Boeing Professor of Operations Research, Sloan School of Management, MIT. A faculty member at MIT since 1988, his research interests include optimisation, stochastic systems, machine learning, and their application. In recent years, he has worked in robust optimization, statistics, healthcare, transportation and finance.
Read moreabout Dimitris Bertsimas
It's a really special award. It looks at different collaborations that are going on around the world, particularly partnerships betwen the UK and other countries. I'm very honoured to receive it.
Paul Thompson 2015 overall winner
Read more about the 2015 awards